As the following notice indicates, if you experience odor issues during this period, you should report them.

It is important that you do not assume that all odor issues between June 23 and July 3, 2014 are caused by this testing. Indeed, 500+ trucks arrive daily to deposit 7,500 – 8,000 tons per day of stinking trash, adding over 2,000,000 tons per year to the landfill, in an on-going odor problem which has not be resolved by the City, County or State since 2008.

The SCAQMD and its hotline 1-800-CUT-SMOG (1-800-288-7664) is the official agency for recording these odor complaints, and for issuing Notices of Violations (NOV). As always, it will be up to the SCAQMD Inspectors to determine if the odors that you report are from the daily operations, the outgassing of odor laden methane from previously deposited trash, or from the testing itself.

THIS IS NOTICE that the Executive Officer intends to approve, as set forth in the attached draft letter, a liner design report (Report) for Cell CC-3B at the Landfill that was submitted to the Regional Board on July 9, 2013. Comments on this matter must be in writing, addressed to Dr. Wen Yang, Chief of the Land Disposal Unit, and received at the Regional Board Office by the close of business on August 19, 2013.

The Report provides the design and construction infmmation of an approximate 20-acre area within the permitted footprint of the Landfill, including design review, liner and leachate collection systems, geological conditions, slope stability, and surface water management.

Wayde Hunter
GHNNC Board Member / Vice Chair SCL-CAC


Republic Services, Inc. (Republic) submitted the First Quarter 2013 Vegetation Project Status Report for the Sunshine Canyon City/County Landfill, dated April 30, 2013 (attached). The
Status Report is a requirement of Condition 18 of the Finding of Conformance granted to the Landfill by the Task Force on December 18, 2008.

The Status Report provides the progress of re-vegetation projects undertaken during the first quarter of 2013 as well as re-vegetation projects anticipated to be implemented during the
second quarter of 2013.

Update on County and City Sides 

  • Interim areas will be seeded, amended, or mulched in the latter part of 2013 to take advantage of winter rains.
  • Weed abatement was completed on a section of the south City area. Republic anticipates performing weed abatement as necessary and when weather permits.

Update on County Side

  • Conditions on the County Side sage mitigation area remain unchanged.
  • A substantial portion of the County-side mitigation area continues to be bare and problematic for vegetation to become established.

Update on City Side

  • In the pilot project area, the vegetation and soil surface layer on the lower deck has been cleared and the soil prepared for planting native vegetation. Soil amendments have been worked into the soil, and the irrigation system is in place.

If you have any questions, please contact me at (626) 458-2186, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Click here for the Agenda and the Entrance Road Presentation that they made at our March 7 meeting.

The PowerPoint presentation with the photos and conceptual drawings/overlays were prepared for the CAC meeting.   We hope it provides the information to clarify what the view would look like.  The most important slide is the last one, which shows the approximate grade based on the conceptual drawings.   Part of the conceptual road cannot be seen, as it is below the freeway elevation or next to a hill, and part of the conceptual proposed road would be able to be seen.

A Nasal Ranger is used to help determine the intensity of an odor only.  It does not identify what the odor is.
A Nasal Ranger is used to help determine the intensity of an odor only. It does not identify what the odor is.

From ABClocal.comMiriam Hernandez

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A lawsuit over the stench from a landfill near Granada Hills was filed by residents living near the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. They say their many complaints have not solved the problem.

“We have been here since 1978. It’s a constant problem,” said local resident R.K. Chetty.

“It smells like Continue reading

Posted:   12/19/2012 11:14:59 PM PST

A group of Granada Hills neighbors has filed a lawsuit against Sunshine Canyon Landfill, accusing the operator of allowing noxious trash odors to stink up the community.

Landfill neighbors say an unbearable stench of decomposing trash and gas fumes is coming from the trash site, which takes in more than 9,000 tons of garbage a day.

Residents are forced to keep their windows shut and forgo use of their lawns, according to the complaint, which was filed last week. They say they’re unable to entertain because of embarrassment over the odor, and the smell has caused their home values to plummet.

The lawsuit, which seeks damages, states the community is being exposed “to pollutants, horrific odors, and air contaminants.”

The legal action comes after residents had already filed thousands of complaints with the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Continue reading